Turkish municipal elections - most difficult elections in country’s history

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 18

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The municipal elections held in Turkey on March 30 were the most difficult elections in the country's history, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TRT Haber TV channel reported on April 18.

Erdogan said that despite all attempts of the opposition to discredit the Justice and Development Party's activities during the election campaign, the majority of voters cast their votes for the ruling party's members.

He explained this by the fact that the opposition, unlike the ruling party, "did nothing to improve the people's situation."

Turkey held municipal elections on March 30, resulting in the ruling Justice and Development Party's victory with 45.6 percent of the votes.

The number of voters registered in Turkey was 52,695,831 people, some 26,704,757 people out of them being women and 25,991,075 being men.

Some 194,310 ballot boxes were installed across the country. Some 26 political parties took part in the municipal elections.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by S.I.

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